Grievous

Definition of Grievous

Griev´ous
a.1.Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful.
The famine was grievous in the land.
- Gen. xii. 10.
The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight.
- Gen. xxi. 11.
2.Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin.
3.Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry.

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